Culture Connection: We Are Proud to Present a PRESENTATION (VIDEO)

Watch and listen as Malcolm guest hosts a post-show discussion with the cast and crew of the play, We Are Proud to Present a PRESENTATION About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known As Southwest Africa, From the German SudwestAfrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 at Cal-Arts on October 19th. This provocative piece of work is captivating and provides much food for thought! Special thanks to Nijeul X. Porter for inviting Culture Connection to host this discussion. Enjoy!

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Culture Connection: Damien “Dame” Ritter

Listen in as Brother Malcolm chats with Damien “Dame” Ritter, visionary co-founder of hip hop music label Funk Volume. Click here to find out more information about Funk Volume and their artists! Check out the trailer for the upcoming Funk Volume documentary, Independent Living!

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Culture Connection: National Black Theatre Festival

This week I’m returning to LA from one of the most exhilarating and eye opening experiences I’ve had since CultureConnection UK, The National Black Theatre Festival ( ) in Winston-Salem, NC. Now celebrating its 13th year of gathering black theatre artists from across the nation (and a sprinkle from abroad),  this biennial convening is something that must be seen and experienced to be believed.

Firstly, imagine a small southern city that is completely taken over by a week long festival for, about and curated by black folks. As an Angeleno I can’t imagine thousands of black theatre artists taking over my beloved LA with their new plays, workshop readings and celebrity sightings galore, well celebrity sightings aside much of what I’ve seen in three days of this 7 day festival is extraordinary and truly historical. From honoring the legends of our field to providing a platform for our youth to engage their artistic sensibilities, The National Black Theatre Festival is truly as it tagline professes Black Theatre Holy Ground.

Next week I’ll be back on the podcast to give you a complete run down of the entire festival complete with reviews of plays, the city of Winston-Salem and of course the people watching! If you don’t know me by now, this is a serious hobby of mine, serious.

Until next week remember to make a career out  of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Bro. Malcolm

Culture Connection: Artistic POV of the UK

Culture vultures, it’s been three weeks since Malcolm left for the UK and he’s having such an amazing time! Check out this slideshow of some of the cultural events and attractions he’s had a chance to check out! We have so much in store for you upon his return to the States! Enjoy!

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Culture Connection: A Heartfelt Thanks

Listen in as Malcolm shares his gratitude with all of you for supporting us and helping us fund our indigogo campaign in less than a week! We thank you all for your continued support and for you LA Babies, we hope to see you at Sip tonight!

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Photos by Anna Mae Lam Photography

Culture Connection: Black Culture Abroad

Listen in as Malcolm and KC discuss Malcolm’s upcoming stint in the UK to look at Black culture abroad. Also stay tuned in to find out how you can be apart of his amazing journey!

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Culture Connection: Terrance Howard and Oprah, Alvin Ailey and Blackboard Wars

Listen in as Malcolm and KC discuss some of the cultural fodder of the day, including Terrance Howard’s comments about working with Oprah in the upcoming Lee Daniels’ film, The Butler, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the reality television show, Blackboard Wars.

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